Hey there nail geeks! I’ve been a little quiet lately in terms of blogging, but I assure you it’s all for epic reasons completely related to polish! I’ve been working on some amazing things so I present to you one of them- this amazing collection! I wanted to get these shots just right because holy hell the shimmer is intense and magical. This collection makes for a delicious treat in mid summer and I think also transitions very well for the upcoming season. Get your coconut rum, snacks and comfy pants ready and let’s go to the beach!
**I’d like to note that I’m including some very low light shots in these to mimic shade shots since I do all my swatching at night. These are for shimmer demonstration only, as the low light has caused the majority of these to have very not color accurate bases.**
Bahamas. Official description: a periwinkle blue base with an orange shimmer that shifts to gold and green at extreme angles.
Swatches show three coats plus glossy topcoat. This entire collection dries down satin-ey so I’d recommend using a glossy topcoat to exploit the shifty shimmer. The base on Bahamas is that type of light periwinkle that might lean lilac to some in certain lights. I assure you it’s a pastel periwinkle in person. The shimmer comes out strongly pink in person with a nice green on tilt, in extreme angles you’ll see the gold come out to play.
Okay, so this one isn’t too far off from the real base color but shimmaaaah for days.
Bora Bora. Official description: a medium purple base with an orange shimmer that shifts to gold and green at extreme angles.
Swatches show three thin coats with topcoat. This is one of my favorites of the set. The base color is that perfect pastel orchid-style purple that I adore to pieces. I think colors like this will flatter any skin tone- warm, cool, deep, medium, or light. The shimmer appears mostly a warm pink in person with an easy orange shift on angles and gold on extreme angles. Once again, use a glossy topcoat to bring all the shimmers to life.
Still not too bad with the color accuracy, but focus on that shimmaaah.
Maldives. Official description: a yellow orange base with an orange shimmer that shifts to gold and green at extreme angles.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. This one, I felt I probably should have stopped at two coats, but I’m extra and went for three (which I almost always do, as I prefer that ‘thicker’ look on my nails). The base is a lush pastel leaning orange, it reminds me of a giant scoop of orange and cream sorbet. The shimmer will appear dominantly as a reddish color. You can see the gold shift on angles with green coming out on extreme tilt. It’s no secret that I use a ton of lights for my photos, so the inner glow is coming off as gold here. When you see the bottle in person, you’ll see what I’m referring to.
Here we start to see that reddish shimmer come out.
Aaand now for the absolutely NOT color accurate photo. This photo almost made me not even consider using the ‘shaded’ shots, but I wanted to show how Maldives gives a golden glow in the shade. It just lights up. Just remember, it is NOT yellow in person.
Malibu. Official description: a soft bubblegum pink base with an orange shimmer that shifts to gold and green at extreme angles.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Little story time here: when I first got into indies around 2012, I hunted for a light pink with super strong shimmer. This was WAY before aurora pigments were a thing or any of the nifty shifty pigments we have now. I never got that polish in my head. Hell, I even forgot about it. On the first brush stroke, I remembered that search. Malibu is that polish and it is everything I wanted that didn’t exist back then. The base is a delicate pastel, almost bleached pink like a dress Barbie would wear. The best thing: it flatters warm toned skin. I can now cross the lemming that didn’t exist off my list.
Aaah yes. More inaccurate color. The shimmer glows ultra gold and orange-y in shade.
Oahu. Official description: a peach base with an orange shimmer that shifts to gold and green at extreme angles.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. This is another that I probably could have stopped at two coats. It does have a denser feeling than the others in the collection, aside from Rio, but we’ll get to that one in a minute. The base reminds me of a tropical smoothie. It’s a warm toned peach, and the shimmer really pops gold on this one in angles.
Well, we’re back to not shockingly off the grid with color accuracy, but you can see how once again that shimmer just glows in the ‘shade’.
Rio. Official description: a red orange base with an orange shimmer that shifts to gold and green at extreme angles.
Swatches show three coats. Now this one, I really should have stopped at two. It’s the heaviest formula in the set, but applies easily. To me, the base is a bright grapefruit red; a happy little thing that sits on the fence between orange and red and won’t lean either way. Those who are medium to deep in complexion shouldn’t shy away from this shade as I think it really pops regardless of how warm it is. This is literally on my list for next pedi colors.
Sorta accurate. Not really. But again: focus on that green/gold shimmah!
Santorini. Official description: a pale baby blue base with an orange shimmer that shifts to gold and green at extreme angles.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. The formula on this one is the lightest in the set. You’ll need to be a little mindful of your brush strokes. You don’t need to overdo it since the formula self levels easily. The base looks really blue in the bottle, but on the nails it’s such a pale, ethereal shade that flirts with being white. The shimmer appears mostly pink, but on tilt you’ll see that orange and gold light up with green on extreme angles.
I’m not searing your eyes here, haha. The green really comes out to play against the base on this one.
Seychelles. Official description: a hot pink with magenta toned base with an orange shimmer that shifts to gold and green at extreme angles.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. The final one that I could have stopped at two coats, as it’s one of the heavier in the set. Applies very opaque. This is another top pick out of the set for me. Please keep in mind it’s leaning red here but in person it’s a hot magenta. That’s the best way I can put it. You’ll see what I mean in the swatch video.
- $13 individual bottles
- $104 full set
- During launch weekend these will be auto-discounted 10% off until midnight est, the 29th. Price will be $93.60
I have a swatch video up if you’d like to see the beach babies in action!
Be sure to check out the site for other pretties to add to your order too, they’ll be launching here:
Thanks so much for reading! ❤